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God Help Us – Practicing Presence


This is the third and final installation in a miniseries focused on how we relate to each other and how we might choose to relate across political and religious differences. I talk with pastor Dave Rohrer about practicing presence and to do that, we actually dive into our own relationship with each other and the […]

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God Help Us – Badly Behaved Women


In this episode of God Help Us, I talk with Jennie Spohr, a preacher and author who is currently writing a historical novel about Jezebel – our favorite scapegoat, life ruiner of men through the ages. And of course, this topic lends itself well to the current events of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process. We […]

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God Help Us – Episode 0


Here it is! The very first episode of my new podcast, God Help Us – in which I have conversations about the curious, frustrating, and sometimes baffling relationship between Christianity and US politics. This is a podcast especially for people who are politically engaged but don’t have a religious background and might feel at a […]

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Designer Original.


Originally posted on Reconciling Ministries Network Blog on Monday, August 5, 2013. “You know, what? I love you.” Only the Reverend Allen Belton seems to be able to get away with saying this upon meeting someone for the first time. Coming from any of the rest of us, it’s just weird and unconventional. And yet, […]

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